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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 6, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME tP S P A Ft I M f f4 OF t HISTORY A D A 3 r I ccs r THE NEWSPAFER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL L Anociatad PIMJ United Press Full Lused Wins Hire Cents Copjl MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 6 1914 Paper Consists of Two Onb NO 234 ROBOMB DEATHS PLACED AT 2752 Russian Army Starts Great New Thrust in Direction of Pinsk BULLETIN London marshal Joseph Stalin announced Thursday the capture of Kowel south of the Pripet marshes and 70 miles miles southeast of Brest Lilovsk Moscow red army unleashed a great new thrust Thurs day in the direction of Pinsk and Brest Litovsk while vanguards o Gen Ivan Cherniakhovskys 3rd White Russian army were reported within 45 miles of Wilno way to the northern Baltic re publics Like the beginning of the White Russian campaign the new drive was launched with terrific artillery barrages operating with mighty air support It was too early however to tell whether it Vvas a general offensive The German communique said fighting was revived between the j Upper Dnestr and Kowel the old Polish city which the bulletin re ported evacuated Wednesday At Baranowicze 81 miles southwest of Minsk on the trunk line to War saw the Germans asserted thaf they repulsed numerous soviet attacks in fierce BrestLitovsk and Pinsk are clos er to Kowel than to the fluid pur suit lines on the shattered Ger man front in White Russia Pinsk lies 85 miles northeast of Kowel BrestLHovsk on the Bug river is 70 miles northwest Cherniakhovskys advance on Wilno from the southeast carried through Smorgonie where his cav alry units were only 140 miles from the borders of East Prussia front dispatches said Other soviet troops mopping up the Minsk region proceeded with the liquidation of the battered remnants of the German 12th and 27th corps corps Molodeczno and the 33th tank the latest major point to fall to the sweeping Rus sian offensive was one of the mainstays of the Germans 90mile VileikaNesvizh line and a junc tion of the MinskVilno and Po lotskLida railroads The way now appeared open for a simultaneous advance by Cher niakhovskys 3rd White Russian army and Gen Ivan Bagramians 1st Baltic army into Lithuania and Latvia There was no confirmation in Moscow of the German report that the vital communications center of Kowel 215 miles southwest of YANKS BATTLE LAST OF JAPS ON SAIPAN ISLE Nipponese Crowd in Caves and Pillboxes on Tip of Island By J B KKUEGER Associated Press War Editor Overwhelming American forces which had caught the Japanese with too little and too late pressed forward Thursday to wipe out the last traces of resistance on newly conquered Saipan and Noemfoor islands A slaughter impended on Sai pan At the northeast tip of this Pacific isle 1500 miles from To kyo and the Philippines Japanese crowded by the thousands in caves pillboxes blockhouses and mountain passes awaiting doom Correspondent Howard Handle man said the Japs soldier and civilian were resigned la their 1ate but determined on a last ditch fight against Americans they know they cant halt The Saipan battle was no walk MINE FIRE TAKES HEAVY and officials at the mouth of the nearby Powliatan mine are shown Wednesday night awaiting word while rescue workers tried to reach the entombed miners Hope was abandoned Thursday for 6t trapped men Associated Press wirephoto engraving by Kayenay Minsk had been nazi troops evacuated by Yanks Capture 3 Towns The Moscow radio in a broad cast recorded by the soviet Monitor in London said the Germans were counterattacking in the Barano wicre area 81 miles southwest of Minsk using infantry tanks and aircralt Particularly fierce fight ing is going on the broadcast said Reuters quoted the Moscow radio as saying other German counterattacks were reported west of Molodeczno but declaring the red army however is sweep ing the Germans away in its drive to the Great waves of Stonnoviks dive bombers hunted out tha German salients in the P i n s k over Adm Chester Nimitz I think it will be a hard fight un til most of them are killed As the marines and infantry tight ened the trap they ran into ever heavier defenses Behind the front the cleanup o Garapan Tanapag and isolated resistance points proceeded To kyo radio announced American warships bombarded nearby Guam and Tinian and airraided Rota and Pagan Wednesday These raids were in line with the navys re lentless attacksto hamstring all bases from which the enemy couid come to Saipans rescue Japanese circles also feared said radio Berlin an American landing in the Bonin islands be tween Saipan and Tokyo The Bonins and nearby volcano is lands have been hit repeatedly by navy forces the latest raids on July 34 accounting for 5 enemy ships and 88 planes For the 2nd straight day para troopers descended on Noemfoor spilling out of C47s to help in seizing Kornasoren 2nd airport to fall into American hands since the invasion of this island off northwest New Guinea SundayA FLANK LA HAYE WITH ADVANCE French Underground Force Free Sections By WES GALLAGHER Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force more towns have fallen to Lt Gen Omar N Bradleys American infantrymen flanking La Haye Du Puits the Germans western anchor point in Normandy su preme headquarters announced Thursday and the French under ground army has liberated whole sections of France The Americans took Glatigny miles southwest La Haye and Scorman nearby in the sector near the west coast while 6 miles east of the besieged town they captured La Butte advancing heir lines to the edge of the Mor ass the Marais de Gorges In the frontal attack of L ilaye however front line dis patches reported that American who had captured the railway station there withdrew temporar ily to wait for further progress on the flanks While the supreme command announced that 1313 square miles of Normandy had been liberated an average of 43 square miles a day since the and Canadians in the Caen sector at the eastern end of the battle line clung doggedly to Carpiquet marshes drivinr the nazis along 13rd and last airport was next on the few roads leading back toward the list and another lastditch stand by the Japanese was the Gorin river and Pinsk Military observers in Moscow saw in this new activity through the difficult marshes a challenge to Hitlers whole central position and if coupled with the southern White Russian offensive believed it should carry straight to Brest Litovsk and Warsaw The Russians mighty push to ward the BerlinWarsawWilno DaugavpilsPskovLeningrad rail of the main arteries ot the Baltics was under prcsure not only from Bagramians first Baltic army but also from Cherniakhov skys cavalry and tanks Wednesday Bagramian was 38 lo 40 miles east of the railway in the region of St Myadziol 40 miles north of Molodeczno and Thursday Cherniakhovsky ap proached points nearly the same distance away as he moved on from Smorgonie In the south of these 2 poucr ful pushes Russian troops rolling on west of Minsk toward Baron owicze in a fierce storming fight reached a place 18 miles away dis patches said The red army is crossing the Viliya river west of Smorgonie according to a dispatch from Red Star Correspondent Yaov Miletz ky and numerous Germans are fleeing down sideroads with the main escape route to Wilno shut There were numerous reports ol the Germans fighting back fierce ly as they were being driven back into Wilno Undoubtedly they are trying to make a stand but the power the soviet offensive ap pears too much for them a present awaited Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy RINGLINGS BIG TENT COLLAPSES Fire Breaks Out While Performance Is On Hartford Conn broke out Thursday in the big tent of the Ringling Brothers and Bamum and Bailey circus in the midst of the afternoon performance and an undetermined number of persons were reported trapped under the canvas A ridingr club across from the bis top said that the tent collapsed at p m and that many per sons were in the tent then Municipal hospital officials said they received calls for ambulances together with reports that quite a few people were injured One eyewitness said however he thought that everyone must have escaped before the tent col lapsed because the fire spread slowly It broke out he said just after the first act in an intermission The flames started near the en trance and crept upward At once the circus band began to play and everyone in the tent started out in Ihe nearest direc tion There was no panic The fire was the 2nd difficulty encountered bythe circus since it arrived here Wednesday for a 2 day stand Because of traveling difficulties it arrived hereWed nesday 6 hours later and was forced lo cancel Wednesdays aft ernoon performance 3 miles west Caen and waged a bitter fight for a nomansland airfield just to the south Stressing the help being given by French interior troops the su preme command in a special com munique said these forces were engaged in fighting on n large scale against regular German army units Areas liberated by the Frencr were named is the district of Vercors southwest of the Swiss border part oC the department of Gcrs between Bordeaux and Toulouse in southern France the department of Doubs just west of the Swiss frontier the depart iwiss frontier the department of Ardecho on the west side of the Rhone valley in southern France This fighting is not a question of picking off stragglers or small units but of bearing the brunt of leavy German attacks and en agine regular German army units supreme headquarters ex plained It added that in 10 days the French underground had caused 24 train derailments destroyed 2 tunnels and caused wholesale de lays in German troop movements including a trainload of tanks Several armored vehicles have beencaptured and 150 German killed and 15 prisoners taken in one engagement alone In the general fighting head quarters announced the destruc tion of 62 enemy planes for the loss of 29 allied aircraft in ac tipn Wednesday and up to early Thursday Headquarters announced tha nazi troops were MORE DENSE LY PACKED in defense positions in the Caen region than on any battle ground in this or the las war The supreme command said tha he German troops there hac reached a concentration of one di vision to slightly less than 3 mile of the situation tha leaves little room for maneuver ng The allied troops also arc close ly packed with little freedom o movement The German high command reported throwing tanks and in fantry lavishly info the battle an German tanks can be see Von Kluge Is Slazi Chief on West Front moving among the remains of th hangars and shells whistle iron both sides of the airdrome h said adding Dead Germans lie in the ad joining fields London hursday l Berlin announced night that Marshal tarl Rudolf Von Rundstedt com mander of Germaii forces in the vest had been replaced by Mar ABANDON HOPE FOR 64 MEN Coal Mine Sealed Off to Put Out Flames Guenther Von ment of Aain northwest of the KNVAX 93 DIES Cilicago Azubah Eliz abeth Perkins 99 a volunteer nurse in the Civil war who met her husbandtobe in an improv ised hospital at Keokuk Iowa died Wednesday at the home of her daughter in suburban Park Ridge Her husband was the late George F Perkins Civil war soldier hal Von Kluge Marshal tliiegc wHo left hto Cologne wh eii occupied the Rhihelahd in 1930 ook over because Von Ruridstedt vas in 111 health said a broadcast dispatch purportedly originating rom Adolf Hitlers headquarters In a cordial letter Hitler hanked Rundstcdt for his serv ces and indicated he will have a new command for him in the near future DNB said The broadcast made no mention of Marshal Erwin Rommel whom Gen Dwight D Eijenhowers su preme headquarters has reported direct command of German armies in Normandy under Von Rundstcdt Despite the friendly tone of Hit lers letter it has been reported here for some time that friction existed between Von Rundstedt whose career proceeded along regular army channels and Rom mel who rose to prominence un der Hitler and the nazi party It was probable that tha re placement of Rundstedt marked a victory for Rommel who insisted upon throwing his armored re serves piecemeal against the al lied bridgehead in headlong at tacks Rundstcdt is believed to have wanted a more orthodox strategy holding his forces for one decisive counterattack when thedirection of the allied attack was more developed Bellairc Ohio desperate struggle to save 64 coal miners trapped by fire in the Powhatan mine was abandoned Thursday when fresh flames drove back rescue crews Fifteen hours after the fire started 2 miles from the shaft en State Mine Inspector Rich ard nicGee announced there was no e of Ihe men escaping alive Every outside entrance to the mine ivas ordered seated Before the fire got out of con trol rescue workers had cut a new tunnel 500 feet through coal and rock in a vain effort to bypass the flames and reach the men The fire broke out at 1 p m Wednesday when a rock fall broke a high voltage trolley and sizzling sparks ignited coal near the junction of the main passage way and a 3600 foot deadend corridor in which the victims were working The mine the largest soft coal pit in Ohio is operated by the Powhalnn Mining company 15 miles south ot here No word h a d been received from the men since the fire broke out Terror Main Mission of Flying Bombs By DEWITT MACKENZIE Associated Press War Analyst Thats a grim picture British Prime Minister Churchill gives us ot the Hying death which is swooping down on mainly on the form of Hitlers robot bombs Its a terrifying weapon but we should recognize that this is its chief create terror and break mor ale It must be Hi largely luck if it causes heavy military dam age since it can be directed only at broad targets This winged death is being used indiscrim inately against the British civMACKENZIE ilian population The fact that its being employed mainly against the metropolis speaks for itself Theres where the most people are congregated and thats the easiest target to hit While the chief purpose ot this winged death is to shatter morale it does have a military value as well Churchill indicated one nazi gain when he said that much al lied air power had been diverted from other pursuits to deal with the robots Obviously too these bombs would be effective against a big industrial area We cant brush lightly aside a weapon which in 3 weeks kills 2752 people and hospitalizes 8000 others However the Britain LONDON IS MAIN TARGET 8000 REPORTEDHURT Churchill Reveals Children Are Being Evacuated From City London Gorman robot bombs concentrated upon London have killed 2752 persons and sent 8000 to hospitals in the last 3 weeks Prime Minister Churchill disclosed Thursday London was evacuating children as in 1940 The worlds largest city put into use its shelters held in reserve for emergencies An un stated number of American sol diers has been killed Schools hospitals and churches were amon the buildings hit by the ro bots which carry 2200 pounds of explosives The assault continued Thurs which went through the horrors of the German air blitz early in the war isnt going to crack un der this new frightfulness As a matter fact the robol bomb undoubtedly was intendcc in large degree as a booster of German imorale With disaster tearing at the reich from all di rections Hitler had to have some thing to bolster the spirits of his people His smartest propaganda was the promise of a devastating secret weapon which would be used at the crucial moment To give him credit he has produced the goods However when it becomes ap parent to the German public that the robot cannot break allied morale Hitler will have to pull another rabbit out of the hat or cry quits His anxious reiteration this week that we shall not capitulate before any difficulty is tile echo of a hope in which he has no confidence He speaks as a beaten man who Churchill told commons that 2754 of the robots had been dis charged on England in 3 weeks at the rate of 100 to 150 a day but many of them had failed to reach the island or had been destroyed As to xvhat the allies are going to do about il the prime minister promised Everything in human power and we have never failed yet London will never be con quered will never fail her re nown triumphing over every or deal will long shine among men Here we began the war and here we will see it ended As Churchill spoke V S heavy bombers struck anew at some of the robots takeoff sites subjected already to a bombardment of about 50000 tons of explosives The RAF had hit the PasdeCal ais area again Wednesday night In addition to the 8000 hospital is on in the forlorn hope VIOLENT FIGHTING RAGES IN battles flared across the Normandy battlefront as Yanks battled their way into the German anchor city of La Haye clu Puits and as the Germans tried in vain to break through the AngloCanadian lines on the eastern end of the front Gas Allotted B and Drivers Is Made 5ublic Record Matter Washington The amount f gasoline allotted drivers on B nd C and the reasons or the extra allotments has be ome a matter of public record he office of price administration ins authorized local boards to make public the facts by various methods to the extent that such publication does not interfere with the boards work Up until 4 a m Thursday when scaling of the mine was decided upon Marcus Kcrr chief of the state division of mines had ex pressed belief He n n could be reached Charles E Young assistant su perintendent of the nrne had as serted that if the men could have barricaded themselves properly they could have held out 5 or 6 days On the other hand Adolph Pa citico vice president of district six united mine workers had as serted late Wednesday I do not think they will find one of them alive that some lucky hreak will Rive him a peace which will be less harsh than unconditional surren der Does he intend to fight to the death I think not Or let us say that if he personally intends to resist to the bitter end theres small chance that his followers will back him to such a limit The consensus of close observ ers seems to be that Germany will surrender short of fighting on the home soil The general view also is that she will try to submit herself to the mercies of the western allies rather than to the Russians against whom she lias perpetrated some of the most horrible atrocities of history ized Churchill said many others went home after receiving first aid treatment More than10000 of the casual ties were in London Churchill called it a very re markable tact that a very large proportion of the 2750 bombs discharged from the French coast up to Wednesday midnight either railed to cross the channel or have been shot down and destroyed by various methods These methods he said includ ed a great deployment of bat teries aircraft and balloons which have been very rapidly placed The prime minister disclosed that a special committee with a great number of scientists and en gineers at its disposal nacl been set up to advise on offensive and defensive methods The commit tee reports to Churchill personally The flying bombs have killed more Britons in southern England than were killed in the first 15 days of the battle of Normandy Churchill said Although he an nounced that London was on a blitz basis with casualty lists to be announced monthly Churchill emphasized that military opera tions in France came first I do not want there to be any misunderstanding about it he said We shall not allow the bat tle operations in Normandy or the attacks we are making against special targets in Germany to suf fer Churchill said that in addition to children nonessential civilians Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday cooler Friday fresh to strong winds Partly cloudy and continued warm Thursday night and Fri day Scattered thundershowcrs in northwest and north central portions Friday Fresh to strong winds Minnesota Scattered thunder showers Thursday night and in east and extreme south portions Friday cooler northwest and ex treme west portions Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 87 Minimum Wednesday night 61 At 8 a m Thursday 74 YEAR AGO Maximum S3 Minimum 61 Precipitation Trace GEN IKE INSPECTING ROCKETBOMB LAUNCHING Dwight D Eisen hower 2nd from top of steps inspects a rocket launching site built in France by the Ger man army The massive these pilotless bombs were captured by American forces during opfiratii Gen Eisenhower is accompanied by Lt Gen Omar N Bradley ;